Seattle Muslim admits conspiring to help Taliban

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James Ujaama, a Muslim activist arrested last summer in Denver, pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to aid the Taliban. Ujaama, 37, entered the plea in a Seattle federal court, the Denver Post reported. A plea agreement provides for Ujaama to serve two years in prison if he continues to cooperate with investigators. A charge that Ujaama planned to start a terrorist training camp in Oregon was dropped. Ujaama admitted to entering Afghanistan, controlled at the time by the fundamentalist Islamic regime of the Taliban, in late 2000 to help with the travel of a “co-conspirator” who attended a “violent jihad training” camp. “Ujaama provided and attempted to provide funds, goods and services to the Taliban and to persons in the territory of Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban, including jihad fighters, currency, computers, software, computer disks and other items,” according to the plea agreement. The Post indicated that Ujaama would likely provide evidence against radical London cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.,1413,36~6439~1326228,00.html


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